Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sleuthing at eBay for Nancy Drew #10

More eBay commentary on what's up for auction every once in a while to help educate collectors and--well, have snarky fun too:) So, I'll highlight a few interesting finds, crazy listings, and eBay Nancy Drew flubs and the like. Chime in, in the comments section with your thoughts or questions! Click on the item numbers below to view the auctions!

(Disclaimer: No offense meant to any seller or bidder/potential bidder--I'm sure you're all lovely people:)...)


Some of you may have been noticing prices on eBay lately for Nancy Drew books--especially those in dust jacket and early ones, going almost through the roof way over what one would normally pay! I highlighted some of these auctions in my last "Sleuthing at eBay" column, but they are continuing to this day. One only needs to search eBay for "Nancy Drew" and select a search under "highest price" to see what I'm referring to. Click

It's No Mystery, It's Just Not Rare...

Item Number: 230261163646 Description: Nancy Drew Lilac Inn w/ RARE Wrap DJ!

(Ends:6/21/08) - This is the wrap 3rd art for Lilac Inn, sorry not rare! It is somewhat scarce in a sense, but too many of these come up for sale to be rare or highly scarce! In fact if you check the auctions, there are quite a few of these RARE books listed right now! You know, because they're rare, so they often show up in packs of 5 or 10 ;)

Item Number: 310060312533 Description: NANCY DREW BOOK THE CLUE OF THE BLACK KEYS DJ HB RARE

(Ends:6/21/08) - A run of the mill Black Keys in dust jacket is most definitely not rare!

Item Number: 280236656927 Description: NANCY DREW "THE SECRET OF RED GATE FARM" #6 RARE 1961

(Ends:6/21/08) - A RARE Yellow Spine picture cover printing--NOT!

Item Number: 150259585130 Description: NANCY DREW - The Secret at Shadow Ranch #5 RARE 1931 Ed
RARE FORMAT #1 - BLANK END PAGES! Farah's Guide=$250

(Ends:6/22/08) - Not rare, scarce, but not rare, don't kid yourselves, this one will come up again for auction!


Item Number: 350070727088 Description: Rare ODDITY Applewood #11 Nancy Drew 1st Edition
Broken Locket - Printed w/ Wrong Upside Down Title

(Ends:6/22/08) - OH BOY! Another RARE Applewood edition. Woohoo! So, it's a printing oddity on top of being an Applewood. Is that considered a double whammy rare edition?!? Selling at a current bid of 149.99. Who knows how high it will go...but it's not worth that and not for being a printing oddity either! People, these will come up for sale quite often :)

Item Number: 350070717300 Description: AS NEW Applewood # 9 Nancy Drew Carolyn Keene 1st Print
The Sign Of The Twisted Candles - Gorgeous, VHTF

(Ends:6/22/08) - Another high over priced Applewood: current bid: 79.99. Should be around 24.00 or less.

The Case of the Funny Listing:

Item Number: 330245028567 Description: Lot of 7 Newer Glossy Yellow Nancy Drew Mysteries WOW

(Ends:6/23/08) - I don't know about you, but there's nothing WOW about a set of glossy flashlight pcs ;)


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